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Liverpool FC starlet Jay Spearing hungry to increase his playing time
Published : 23 Sep 2009 07:00:00
JAY SPEARING helped Liverpool progress into the fourth round of the Carling Cup and then admitted: 'I'm hungry for more.' The 20-year-old from Wirral was handed his full debut in the Reds' hard-fought 1-0 victory over Leeds at Elland Road last night. The Academy graduate, who has been at the club for over a decade, made two substitute appearances in the Champions League last season but he relished the chance to show what he can do from the start. 'It was a really special night for me,' he said. 'With the work we did in training on Monday it looked like I was going to play but I didn't know for definite until we got to the hotel today. 'To play at a ground like this was great and the atmosphere was unbelievable throughout the 90 minutes. 'When I went out to warm up it was more excitement than nerves and at the end of it I feel like I've done alright. 'I know I've got to take any chance I get and hopefully I've proved to myself, the fans and the boss that I can play in the first team. 'This day has been a long time coming and I've had to graft hard for it. 'But I always thought it would come one day and I want this to be the first of many.'